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  • 9781777190460
  • 196 pages
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Peter Tinits
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An Undetermined Manner of Death
Peter Tinits, Author

Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Publish)

An Undetermined Manner of Death is a noir mystery featuring a humorous blend of lying , cheating, killing and domestic drama. An excommunicated Mennonite drug user is found dead in his locked apartment. He is heavily decomposed and is lying exactly parallel to a vintage Winchester rifle. The scene might have been staged, but there are no suspects or any apparent motive for murder. The decedent’s attractive daughter is the beneficiary of his three-month-old life insurance policy, which a suicide verdict would invalidate. She is promoting a homicide verdict to the investigating coroner, and she is very persuasive.
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 9.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot/Idea: An Undetermined Manner of Death, a character-driven mystery, centers on coroner and anesthesiologist Matthias Kork as he attempts to unravel the mystery behind the death of a Mennonite man.

Prose: Tinits's prose is inviting, descriptive, and propulsive. Dialogue is particularly expressive and endearing.

Originality: Tinits offers a unique mystery involving the discovery of a decomposing body belonging to a Mennonite man. But the novel's true charm lies in its distinctive central character, Matthias Kork.

Character/Execution: Tinits offers a winning formula, blending elements of noir with a twisty mystery, and a wholly charming protagonist. Matthias's wife Katya is especially well-realized, but the author excels at providing substance to even the most peripheral of characters.

Date Submitted: August 26, 2023

Formats
paperback Details
  • 9781777190460
  • 196 pages
  • $15.99
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